The BYD models on sale in Greece will include the ETP3 panel van designed for urban distribution operations, the ETM6 cargo truck ideal for inner city distribution, the ETH8 distribution truck, and finally the EYT yard tractor for harbor terminals and onsite operations. All BYD pure-electric vehicles provide long driving range capabilities, low noise pollution for urban and night-time operation, and with zero-emissions, are a positive step forward in providing a cleaner, healthier environment. Petros Petropoulos is accepting orders now for BYD eTrucks and eVans with deliveries commencing early in 2022.
“We selected Petros Petropoulos as our dealership partner for eTrucks in Greece because of their unparalleled experience in automotive-related distribution and manufacturing which spans a remarkable 99 years,” comments Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe.
“They are widely recognised as industry and market experts in Greece and their knowledge of the market, the consumers and the aftercare support they can provide makes them the ideal dealership partner for BYD.”
This comes at a pivotal moment as commercial transportation providers are actively seeking new energy solutions to reduce their carbon footprints.
Petros Plakakis, Business Unit Manager at Petros Petropoulos, says: “We are delighted to be the dealer in Greece for BYD eTrucks and eVans, which means we now can offer a range of fully-electric, zero-emissions solutions to our commercial customers that are kind to the environment. Through our nine locations spread across key cities, including SKANTRAK in Athens and SAVATIS in Thessaloniki, we will provide first class aftercare support to all our fleet and business operators looking to lower their running costs while maximising vehicle utilisation.”
With over 26 years of experience in battery research and development, BYD is the first and only automotive manufacturer to produce its own powertrain system, battery, and motors. The business has deployed over one million new energy vehicles around the globe and is represented in more than 300 cities across 50 countries.
The dealership agreement signed with Petros Petropoulos demonstrates a shared ambition to deliver zero-emissions pure-electric trucks to customers operating in the commercial vehicle and public transport sectors in Greece. This supports environmental goals through quiet, clean and safe solutions, while also vastly reducing running costs.
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